Our mission -
ignite and inspire a passion for the arts."

The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center is a gathering place for the arts.  We  host concerts, art exhibits, plays, workshops, culinary classes and more.  The JACC is also available for weddings, receptions, parties and meetings.

The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in and for the Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene communities and the surrounding region. We strive to provide exposure and development of local artists, while engaging the community in a wide range of artistic and cultural experiences.

Our upstairs gallery features the work of outstanding regional artists from North Idaho and Eastern Washington as well as nationally known artists.

Formerly known as “The Old Church” in Post Falls, it was listed in the national registry of historic places September 7th 1984. The church became the central gathering place in the community. City founder Frederick Post was in charge of the church choir and later when he died 1908, his funeral service was at this location, at which time the Coeur d’Alene Tribe encircled arms outside the church to show their support and respect for Post.

Community Building Partners, Inc. was formed in 1988 and dedicated itself to the restoration and maintenance of this historic structure. Renamed to honor Susan and Duane Jacklin, who were so instrumental in spear heading the restoration project, the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center in Post Falls continues to be a gathering place in this community with a mission;          

                                                        To ignite and inspire a passion for the arts.

Executive Director

Darla Dreyer

Administrative Assistant

Preslee Arnett

Guest Services

Larryssa Melzer


Board of Directors

Derek Kahler (Chairman of the Board), Post Falls High School 

Aaron Fish (Vice Chair), Eat Good Group

Christine Harding (Secretary), Community Outreach Activist

Karen Cole, Child Care Advocate

Chrissy Roy, Real Estate Broker